Howie Mandel
It looks like the Canadian comedian is still at the top of his game. His show Deal Or No Deal is still going strong, and his newest gig, as a judge on America’s Got Talent, is also paying off. The show, now in its fourth season, had strong ratings when it premiered this week.

Club Dead
The third season of True Blood premieres on HBO Canada later this month, and to mark the occasion Penguin has re-released Charlaine Harris’ third novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Club Dead. The new season is based on the novel, which sees heroine Sookie travel to Mississippi in search of her missing vampire lover, Bill.

Splice Yourself
More Victor Frankenstein than Gregor Mendel, the Net has a new application that allows you to “splice” a photo of yourself. The application is based on the new Sarah Polley and Adrian Brody film about scientists who splice DNA from different animals together to create a new species. It is in theatres this weekend.
splicethefilm.com.

Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest collaboration is being released on Tuesday. The film sees DiCaprio play a U.S. marshal investigating the disappearance of a woman from a hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island.

Soccer T-shirt
A new ad from the Dutch Football Federation is causing a bit of a commotion on the Internet, and daring men to show off their chests. It features an orange T-shirt that has the face of a screaming soccer player printed on the inside. When the model in the ad pulls the front of his shirt over his head, the athlete’s face covers his own. No word on whether the shirt is actually for sale.

Donald Glover
The star of the Community series might have an action movie under his belt — if his fans have their way. In the tradition of the Betty White-SNL Facebook petition, a new page has popped up urging producers to cast Glover as Spider-Man in the newest incarnation of the webslinger series.

The Boreal Gourmet
Canada’s north is being celebrated in this new book by Michele Genest, who has creatively adapted Yukon recipes into gourmet creations. Her creations include an Elk Liver Pate, Smoked Fish Mousse, and Grilled Moose Steaks.